WASHINGTON — Protesters in Washington DC gathered after the ruling that only one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would face three charges for wanton endangerment.
WUSA9's Erick Flack confirmed on the scene that a few skirmishes between police and protesters have happened late Wednesday evening in Downtown DC. It is not known if any arrests have been made.
Members of Antifa, with flags, were spotted according to Flack's reporting.
And while some destruction and confrontation with police did occur later at night, protests earlier in the evening were peaceful. It is not known what led to others becoming a part of what was non-violent protesting.
Many people started gathering at the Department of Justice building only a few hours after the announcement early Wednesday afternoon. By 10 p.m. dozens, if not a couple of hundred people, marched in the streets of the District.
Protesters chanted "No justice, no peace," among other rally cry slogans to voice their overwhelming frustrations on the decision.
A Kentucky grand jury announced charges against a former Louisville police officer in the Breonna Taylor case, but the charges were not for her death.
The grand jury recommended three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison. The charges were for firing into the apartments of Taylor's neighbors, according to the grand jury.
According to our Louisville affiliate WHAS, protests have been very active in Kentucky's capital city since the grand jury decision, and that two police officers have been shot amid the chaos. It is not known though if the two police officers shot is in direct correlation to protests in the city.
WUSA9 will continue to update our viewers with more information on both protests in DC and Louisville as information comes into our newsroom and station.